La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville

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La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Arrange to visit La Cite de la Mer and other attractions in Cherbourg-Octeville using our Cherbourg-Octeville trip builder site .
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  • You will certainly learn things and ideal for children only minus the price of the entry but to make at least 1 times family outing
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  • If the city of the sea is very nice to visit as a whole, it is the visit of the submarine that I was most interested. The attached photos to get an idea. Audio guides are made available without additional payment.
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  • Visit in small groups on the occasion of a business trip to Cherbourg. Fantastic home, place magic and, of course, the dreaded visit is essential and impressive. The expo on the Titanic is also superb.
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  • Fantastic day with the kids,highlight of the day a tour in English of the nuclear submarine spent over 4 hrs here made better by 2 for 1 entry when you show a Brittany ferry ticket check with ferry website to see if still running this great offer
  • Fantastic place to spend four to five hours, with varied exhibits that could suit anyone and everyone. Well worth the seemingly high ticket price. A nice touch is that all exhibits have an "estimated time per visit" so you can plan accordingly.
  • Very expensive. Titanic exposition it's only pics and vids. The aquarium is beatiful but not so big. The submarine is very interesting but the visit is too fast.
  • Fantastic day out, the kids loved the activities, pitched at a good level for them. I found it fascinating too. Really worth a visit.
  • Fantastic place. So much to see and full entertainment for all the family.

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